Location Motherwell
Volvo Construction Equipment

Our world is a world of change.

Our organization is built by people and great teamwork. We are a truly global company, and we believe in the advantage of diversity and together we create a workplace that brings the best out of everyone.

We believe in a sustainable future and with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together with our customers to turn this belief into reality for people everywhere. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.

Do you want to support us in building the world we want to live in?

Volvo Motherwell are seeking a Buyer to provide operational and strategic support for our Purchasing teams’ procurement activities. The successful candidate will drive best value for cost, quality, delivery and service throughout the lifecycle of each product and be responsible for supplier selection and management. This will involve input into Supplier Agreements and reviews where appropriate.
You will oversee the buying and sourcing strategy for an assigned group of commodities and/or suppliers. This will involve sourcing, cost reduction, supplier development and management in accordance to departmental KPIs. 

Furthermore, you will set out to achieve inventory targets by working with Purchasing Commodity teams, while ensuring current and future technologies are considered in order to meet New Product Introduction roadmap requirements.

To be successful in this role, we believe you need:

  • HND/Degree in business or management with CIPS Level 4 qualification.

  • 5 years buying experience in a medium volume manufacturing environment

  • The ability to work with technical information for procurement purposes (sourcing, negotiation, supplier management and new product introduction)

  • Strong problem-solving skills (analysis, judgement & decision making)

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written & presentation)

  • An understanding of customer needs whilst effectively managing supply chain activities

  • Skilful in negotiation and influencing

  • Proficient computer skills (SAP experience is advantageous)

Our values are Trust, Passion, Change, Performance and Customer Success.

It is only together we can create great business. We are sure, and you should be as well; it is together we will make this world a better place. If you have great capability within supply chain, continuous improvement and engaging others then we are certain that you would be a great asset to our team.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.

We want to get to know you

Application Process


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